The surprising global figure Kiwis Googled most in 2019

Google has released New Zealand's most popular searches this year.
Google has released New Zealand's most popular searches this year. Photo credit: Getty.

Google Trends has released New Zealand's most popular searches of this year.

Some of the searches are relatively unsurprising with Greta Thunberg and the Rugby World Cup both making the list.

Interestingly, 20-year-old makeup artist and YouTube star James Charles came in number one for the most-searched global figures. 

The American internet personality's public spat with former friend and fellow beauty influencer Tati Westbrook gained worldwide attention this year leading to fans calling to "cancel" him. 

The Christchurch Shooting and Nelson fire were among world news events including the fall of the Berlin wall and the London Bridge attack that garnered attention from the nation. 

See below for the full list for New Zealand's top searches: 

The most searched terms of 2019: 

  • Rugby World Cup 
  • New Zealand vs England cricket
  • Cricket World Cup
  • Christchurch Shooting

Most-searched Kiwis: 

  • Israel Adesanya
  • William Waiirua 
  • Ryan Fox 
  • Lorde 
  • Kane Williamson

Most-searched global figures:

  • James Charles
  • Billie Eilish
  • Prince Andrew
  • Nipsey Hussle
  • Greta Thunberg

Google's most searched News Events: 

  • Christchurch Shooting
  • Nelson Fire
  • The fall of the Berlin wall
  • London Bridge attack
  • Measles

Most popular recipes searched this year: 

  • Spaghetti bolognese 
  • Guacamole
  • Hot cross buns
  • Apple crumble
  • Pikelet
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